David Eugene Youngblood

David (Gene) Youngblood, age 84, of Helena passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

Gene, better known as Papa, is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Ruth; parents, A.J. and Minnie Mae Youngblood; and sister, Ann Franks.

Papa is survived by his son, Mike (Windy) of Crawfordville, Florida and daughter, Melissa (Missy) of Helena; three grandchildren, Kelsey Youngblood of Calera, Amber (Brandan) Lloyd of Alabaster, and Baylee (Cody) Shiver of Wilton; and five great grandchildren, Ellie Ruth, Gideon Michael, and Seannah Naomi Shiver and Hudson Eugene and Hallie Saige Lloyd. Papa also leaves behind a brother, Jack, and nieces and nephews, Kim, Terri, Keith, Mark, and Kevin.

Papa’s celebration of life services will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at Good Hope Church in Columbiana, Alabama. A visitation will be starting at 11:00 AM and service at 11:30 AM. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 2:45 PM at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Lawrence Lee, Affinity Hospice, and Kay Parker for the wonderful care provided to Papa during his illness.